Hearing Conservation in Europe

According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), nearly 17,000 workers in the United Kingdom suffer from the effects of hearing loss due to excessive noise exposures on the job.

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While noise-induced hearing loss is permanent, it can be prevented! The HSE offers a variety of publications for employers about administering an effective Hearing Conservation program in specific industries at http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/noisindx.htm

Source: UK Health and Safety Executive http://www.hse.gov.uk/noise/keyfacts.htm